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i just had a baby boy about 9 days ago. is it normal for them to have a little couph
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Hello and thank you for consulting JA,
Since babies cannot purposefully sniffle or clear their throats like we can, nature provided them with reflexes to get rid of excess mucous...so they DO cough and sneeze.

There is a slight chance that the cough is caused by reflux....the milk backing up a little. Babies get GE reflux just like adults. So this should be mentioned to the doctor but is not an emergency. It might be reflux if it is happening just after a feeding.

I hope this helps....congratulations on your new baby,
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